Session 2

Listen to find out how to use an everyday English expression.
የለት ተለት እንግሊዘኛ አገላለፆችን ለማወቅ ይህን ያድምጡ።

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

Out of the picture

Look at the Session Vocabulary – make sure you know what these words mean:

  • Photographer
  • Girlfriend
  • Flatmate
  • Picture

Listen to Finn showing Feifei some photographs. As you listen, think about these questions:

  • Is Ann still Finn’s girlfriend?
  • Is Johnny still his flatmate?

Listen to find out the answers. Then check them on the transcript below.

Barreeffama agarsiisi Barreeffama dhoksi

ጤና ይስጥልን፤ እንኳን አዳዲስ የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለፆችን እንዲሚሩ ወደምናግዝበት ክፍለጊዜ English Expressions በደህና መጡ።

 ስሜ ሐና ይባላል። ዛሬ ‘out of the picture’ ከምስሉ ውጭ. የተባለውን የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለጽ መጠቀምን እንማራለን። ምን ማለት ይመስልዎታል?. . . እርግጠኛ አይደሉም? እሽ፥ መስማትዎን ይቀጥሉ።

 ፊን እና ፌይፌይ የሚያደርጉትን ውይይት ያዳምጡ። ፊን ፎቶዎችን ለማንሳት ፈልጎ ፌይፌይን እየጎበኛት ሲሆን፥ ምርጥ የሚባሉትን ፎቶዎቹን እያሳያት ነው። በጣም የሚወዳቸው ፎቶዎች የትኞቹ እንደሆኑ ለማወቅ ማዳመጥዎን ይቀጥሉ።

(Finn is visiting Feifei)

Feifei
Hi Finn. I am glad you could come to my house to take a picture of my special friend.

Finn
My pleasure, Feifei. I take pride in being a great photographer. I brought some of my best pictures.

Feifei
Let me have a look.

Finn
Yes. I took this one during a trip to Paris.

Feifei
I remember. The trip you took last summer with your girlfriend Ann.

Finn
Oh, Ann… She is out of the picture. Look at the Eiffel Tower. I bet you've never seen it from this angle.

Feifei
And this other one…

Finn
Yes, yes. This other one I took at a dinner party in my flat.

Feifei
Yes, with your flatmate Johnny.

Finn
My ex-flatmate "Dirty Socks" Johnny. He is out of the picture too.

ፊን ካነሳቸው ፎቶዎች የተወሰኑትን ለፌይፌይ እያሳያት ነው። በፎቶዎቹ ላይ ያሉት ግለሰቦች እነማን እንደሆኑ ያስታውሳሉ? አንደኛዋ የሴት ጓደኛው አን ስትሆን ሌላኛው ደግሞ የቤት ደባሉ ‘flatmate’ ጆኒ ነው። ስለእነርሱ ከሚያወራበት አኳኋን ተነስታችሁ ስትገምቱ እስካሁንም ድረስ ከአን እና ጆኒ ጋር የቅርብ ግንኙነትያለው ይመስላችኋል?

Feifei
Finn, you keep talking about having your friends out of the picture… I want my friend to be in the picture!

Finn
Oh, Feifei, no. Ann and Johnny appear in some of my snaps. But Ann is not my girlfriend anymore. She ran away with a Frenchman…

Feifei
Oh… and what happened to Johnny? 

Finn
"Dirty Socks" Johnny moved out. He used to leave his socks everywhere!

Feifei
Oh, so you are no longer in touch with them.

Finn
Exactly. In English, when we say someone is ‘out of the picture’ we mean we don't count on them anymore. They are no longer involved in a particular situation.

ፊን ‘out of the picture’ “ከምስሉ ውጭ” የሚለውን አገላለፅ አንድ ሰው በቀድሞ ሁኔታው ውስጥ እንደማይገኝ ለመግለፅ የምንጠቀምበት አባባል መሆኑን ያብራራል። የፊን የቀድሞ የሴት ጓደኛ ፓሪስ ከሚገኘው ከአይፍል ማማ አጠገብ ባለው ፎቶ ውስጥ ብትኖርበትም፥ አሁን የሴት ጓደኛው ባለመሆኗ ከምስሉ ውጭ ‘out of the picture’  ናት። በራት ግብዣው ላይ የሚገኘው የፊን የድሮ ደባል ጆኒም ከቤት ስለወጣ ‘out of the picture’ ‘ከምስሉ ውጭ ነው’። አሁን በፊን ሕይወት ውስጥ ተሳትፎ የሌላቸው በመሆኑ ‘out of the picture’ ‘ከምስሉ ውጭ’ ናቸው። 

እነዚህን ምሳሌዎች ያዳምጡ፤

Examples

Divorce was good for Mrs Jones. She looks very happy with her husband out of the picture. 

My team is bound to lose this weekend now our best player is out of the picture. He broke his leg yesterday.

Finn
Right, so now that’s clear, where is your special someone, FeiFei? Shall we go out into the garden, the lighting is really good outside, I’ll take a great picture.

Feifei
Follow me.

(Outdoors)

Feifei
Here's my special friend!

Finn
But this… Feifei, this is a hamster! 

Finn
Yes! My pet's name is "Cutie Pie"! Oh my little sweetie, little friend! Isn't he cute, Finn? 

Finn
He is not very photogenic, I'm afraid, Feifei.

Feifei
Come on, Finn. Look at him! (to the hamster) Sweetie yummy come to mummy. You're going to be in the picture! Yes, you are!

Finn
Oh dear! I can kiss goodbye to my career as a serious photographer...

 ፊን የፌይፌይን ጓደኛ ፎቶ እንዲያነሳ እንተወዋለን። ‘out of the picture’ ከምስሉ ውጭ’ ’ ሆነው ያውቃሉ? ለተጨማሪ የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለፆች English Expressions በሚቀጥለው ክፍል ይጠብቁን። See you next time!

  • No, Ann is not Finn’s girlfriend anymore.
  • No, Johnny is not his flatmate anymore.

How do I use it?

We use ‘out of the picture’ after the verb ‘be’ like this:

I am out of the picture
You/We/They are out of the picture
He/She/It is out of the picture

Out of the picture

3 Questions

Choose the correct answer.

ትክክለኛውን መልስ ይምረጡ

Baga gammadde! Qormaata xumurteetta
Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
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Over to you!

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Join us for our next episode of English Expressions, when we will learn more useful language and practise your listening skills.
ይበልጥ ጠቃሚ የሆኑ እንግሊዘኛ አገላለፆችንና የመስማት ክህሎት የምንማርበትን ቀጣይ ክፍለ ጊዜ ይከታተሉ።

Session Vocabulary

  • photographer
    ፎቶግራፍ አንሺ

    girlfriend
    የሴት ጓደኛ

    flatmate
    ደባል

    divorce
    ፍቺ

    hamster
    ሃምስተር

    snaps
    ፎቶግራፍ